I have writers block. Or actually its more like I have no motivation to find a creative outlet, my worries, my imperfections and my ego have gotten in the way of who I really am, and I, quite frankly have had enough of it. I release through writing and through writing my outlet is fulfilled. When I can't write, I read and reading inspires me to write, its a beautiful cycle in all actuality.
Recently one of my residents gave me this book, asking if we can maybe make some sort of activity out of discussing this book and work towards making ourselves into a better person. I loved the idea and took the book with a promise of a follow up. Well in the midst of my every day busy rush I put it aside and up until a few days ago this book sat on my desk piled among everything else awaiting my browsing eye. Until three days ago as I sat in my office, five minutes before my day being over, I took a deep breath as I grabbed for my purse and keys, I grabbed the book in a what-the-hell manner. And what a great moment that was now that I look back on it. I have spent the past couple of months with a blind fold over everything that I am and believe in. Isn't it funny how we can sometimes get so deeply lost in the life that we work so hard to cherish and make count?
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff... and it's all small stuff - By Richard Carlson, PH.D.
'Simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life."
What a wonderful book, passages that are not anything that I haven't read, heard or practiced before, just more detailed and beautifully instructional.
"Learn to live in the present moment" Is a chapter that I have been focusing on a lot, among the many others and I'll touch base on that in future posts to come. I will admit, this is definitely something that I need to work on, and that I have. Living in the moment and loving the LITTLE THINGS. A quote that I have never forgotten, yet seem to forget regularly is "The beauty is not in the entire picture, but in the small details". And that can literally apply to anything if you really want it to.
Enjoying: The tiny things that put me at ease while writing.
Enjoying: Taking pictures and everything/anything to do with them.
Enjoying: The sunlight shining through my kitchen blinds when I arrive home from a long day.
Enjoyment: Being a Personal Expressions Director, allowing my residents to express and enjoy themselves at this point in their lives. Which is ironic in a way, because in return they are allowing me to do the exact same thing. I never take advantage of the fact that I am to be able to be surrounded by a generation who has been there done that. Their advice, experiences and stories are never gone without being noted in my book.
Enjoying: The people in my life. It's extraordinary to have people in your life that make you feel so special, that take the time out of their lives to put their ego's aside and hear you out. People that don't judge, accept you for you, your strengths and for your faults too. They constantly make me want to be just as wonderful.
Here's to being more aware.